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A sialocele is a localized, subcutaneous cavity containing saliva.[1][2] It is caused by trauma (e.g. violence resulting in facial trauma, or surgical trauma) or infection.[1] They are relatively common complication following surgery to the salivary glands,[3] commonly the parotid gland.

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  1. ^ a b Araujo, MR; Centurion, BS; Albuquerque, DF; Marchesano, LH; Damante, JH (Jul–Aug 2010). "Management of a parotid sialocele in a young patient: case report and literature review.". Journal of applied oral science : revista FOB 18 (4): 432–6. PMID 20835582. 
  2. ^ Hupp JR, Ellis E, Tucker MR (2008). Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery (5th ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby Elsevier. p. 417. ISBN 9780323049030. 
  3. ^ Capaccio, P; Paglia, M; Minorati, D; Manzo, R; Ottaviani, F (July 2004). "Diagnosis and therapeutic management of iatrogenic parotid sialocele.". Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 113 (7): 562–4. PMID 15274417.